March-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

The Piper is a source for official Carnegie Mellon news from the Internal Communications Department. Published monthly during the academic year, the Piper includes stories about university research, the people who make that research happen, the students we all support, and the events and activities that make this university and its branch locations a vibrant place to live, work and learn.

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March

Friday, March 7, 2014

Research for Life

Healthy CampusThe University Center was transformed into a university health club for the body, mind and soul.

Free fitness demonstrations and exercise classes, massages, a knitting and crochet room, and a gaming and arts and crafts area highlighted the second floor.
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Buhl Lecturer To Discuss DNA Molecules on March 25

BustamonteCarlos Bustamante, has developed novel methods using magnetic beads, atomic force microscopes and laser tweezers to measure and manipulate the forces within DNA and other macromolecules. He will deliver the 2014 Buhl Lecture in Theoretical Physics at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March , the Mellon Institute Auditorium. MORE
Friday, March 7, 2014

Series Pages Through CMU Authors

Prisoner88Carnegie Mellon's University Store is opening a new chapter with its inaugural Author Reading Series.

"We think these readings are a great way for us to contribute to what is going on artistically, intellectually and for entertainment across campus," said Katie Charles-McGrath, who is organizing the series. "We plan on making this a tradition every fall and spring semester."
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Academic Idol

Ph.D. candidates explained years of research in just minutes at Carnegie Mellon's inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Championship.

The competition, brought to CMU by Dean of Libraries Keith Webster, challenges students to give a compelling talk explaining their work for a general audience.
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Decade in Doha

cmuqWhen the first employees signed on with Carnegie Mellon Qatar a decade ago, they arrived to little more than a contract between Qatar Foundation and the university. There was no CMU-Q building, no website and no students. Carnegie Mellon Qatar is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an event in Doha on March 18. MORE
Friday, March 7, 2014

Midway on the Move

carnivalSpring Carnival will begin its second century in 2015 with a distinctive new look.

The mainstays - buggies, booths, carnival rides and live entertainment - will remain, but the Midway will have a new home as work moves forward to transform the Morewood parking lot into the Tepper Quadrangle, a major academic hub that will include a new home for the Tepper School of Business, a new welcome center, a fitness center and café, and meeting spaces and classrooms.
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Friday, March 7, 2014

"Shipbreakers" Makes US Premiere in CMU Film Festival

shipbreakers"Shipbreakers" highlights human rights and environmental issues related to scrapping unseaworthy vessels. The film, a project by the late Carnegie Mellon Professor Paul Goodman, CMU's Ralph Vituccio and Tom Clancey, is part of CMU's International Film Festival. MORE